Summary of How God Became Jesus

Over at Koinonia, Jeremy Bouma has a good post on why we should engage Bart Ehrman on christology as well as a good summary of our book in response to Ehrman. [Read more…]

Atheist Church Part of Gentrification

Over at The Guardian, is an article by Adam Brereton on My Local ‘Atheist Church’ is Part of the Long, Inglorious March of Gentrification, which is a great read. I loved this line: What religion remains in inner-city areas tends to be docile, and is often relegated to caring for the surplus human waste – [Read More…]

Christology Wars in the News!

The “christology wars” are already hitting the media circuit with articles on Ehrman’s book and ours featured at RNS on “Was Jesus Divine?” and the Huffington Post on how Ehrman’s book has been “instantly rebutted”. The RNS says: The two books are an unusual publishing experiment, in which HarperCollins arranged to have a team of evangelical scholars [Read More…]

Craig Evans Talks About Bart Ehrman and Jesus’ Divinity

Here is a great video where Dr. Craig Evans talks about our response to Bart Ehrman on Jesus’ divinity and Jesus’ resurrection. [Read more…]

Richard Bauckham and Larry Hurtado Endorse “How God Became Jesus”

I was very pleased to hear that How God Became Jesus received endorsements from Richard Bauckham and Larry Hurtado, which is kinda cool to the max. Too late to go on the dust cover, but definitely going into the publicity materials. “This is a helpful collection of essays by first-rate scholars abreast of the latest research. Anyone [Read More…]

Craig Blomberg – Can We Still Believe the Bible?

Craig Blomberg’s new book Can We Still Believe the Bible? An Evangelical Engagement with Contemporary Questions (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2014) is about to be released. As part of the Brazos blog tour, I’m been assigned to comment on chapter four, “Don’t These Issues Rule Out Biblical Inerrancy?” In the first three chapters, Blomberg addresses controversial issues related to [Read More…]

Logos Bible Software – I’m a Big Fan

I had the privilege of spending a week in Bellingham, WA with Logos Bible Software a few weeks ago filming a course on the Gospel of John for their new Mobile Ed. program. Before the invitation to participate in their program I had little experience or exposure to Logos. The whole thing has been something [Read More…]

Pistis Christou – A Working Hypothesis

This week I posted on Facebook that I have taken a view, finally (!), on the meaning of Pistis Christou. That’s what happens when you write a commentary on Galatians. Arm chair opinions aren’t adequate. Most of you will know its the much talked about Pauline phrase especially found in Galatians (2:16 [2x], 2:20, and [Read More…]

An Antidote to Bad History

I came across this on twitter the other day and I think its hilarious Let the record show that I did not create it or commission it, I’m just laughing at it. And I’ve never said that all of Ehrman’s arguments are based on bad history … just some of them. But this is funny! [Read More…]

Book Notice: From Times Square to Timbuktu

Wesley Granberg-Michaelson From Times Square to Timbuktu: the Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013. Available at Reviewed by Charlie Fletcher, Dean of Global Mission at Ridley Melbourne Mission & Ministry College Wesley Granberg-Michaelson offers a fresh contribution to the growing list of works that seek to help Western Christians come [Read More…]

More Leon Morris Celebrations

Much more is happening on the biblioblogosphere for the Leon Morris centenary. Eerdword will be featuring several blog posts in the future about Leon Morris and they recently announced a give away of Leon Morris’ book The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross. FYI, you shouldn’t need to win it cause you should already own it, if [Read More…]

The Continuing Triumph of the “Mediating” Perspective on Paul

In a recent issue of JETS 56.4 (2013), Jackson Wu has a good little article on, “Paul Writes to the Greek First and Also to the Jew: The Missiological Significance of Understanding Paul’s Purpose in Romans,” (pp. 765-79). For me this article is proof that in some circles the both-and of the “old” and “new” perspectives on [Read More…]

The UBS5 is Out Soon!

I just saw on Alban Books (UK) that the United Bible Societies 5th edition of the Greek New Testament will be out 30 June 2014. [Read more…]

New SBL Consultation: Texts and Traditions in the Second Century

Heads up folks, largely inspired by Larry Hurtado, and my own forays into second century texts, esp. Epistle of Diognetus, I’ve teamed up with Chris Hays and Jeremiah Bailey to set up a consultation at SBL on Texts and Traditions in the Second Century. We’ve got a great board with Ben White, Dieter Roth, and Candida Moss [Read More…]

Women Leaders in the New Testament and Church History

I just came across a website called Alabastar Jar: Stories of Female Leaders from Church History, about the important role played by women in the history of the Christian church. Alabaster Jar is a website set up to remember and celebrate other women who have done something beautiful for Jesus, particularly women who have led [Read More…]